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Here's how a car transporter is loaded

The Voyager 2 transporter was loaded with seven electric cars at the Arnold Clark Innovation Centre.

The Voyager 2 at the Innovation Centre

The Voyager 2 at the Innovation Centre

Last month, we welcomed Transporter Engineering to the Arnold Clark Innovation Centre, where they showcased their new Voyager 2 transporter.

One of the key features of the Voyager 2 is the incorporated electric powerpack, which allows the vehicle to be coupled to any type of tractor unit, giving customers the option of using alternative fuels in the future.

And Transporter Engineering gave an on-site demonstration of how the Voyager 2 is loaded, using seven vehicles from the Innovation Centre.

Here are the steps of how the transporter was loaded:

  • Set the top deck into the loading position and reverse the first car on
  • Reverse the second car into position
  • Position the removable pans and drive the third car into position
  • Fully raise the top deck
  • Then, load the bottom deck
  • Position the swan neck ramp and kick-up ramp and drive the fourth car into position
  • Raise the swan neck ramp and lower the kick-up ramp to allow the fifth car to be driven into position
  • Fold over the wheel well pans on the rear of deck six and reverse the car into position
  • Raise car six to allow car seven to be driven on the bottom deck
  • Trim the decks to ensure a maximum running height of 16ft

The Arnold Clark Innovation Centre opened last year on Dumbarton Road in Glasgow’s West End with the aim of educating visitors about the benefits of alternative fuel vehicles and why they are becoming so important.

Thinking of making the switch to electric?

There are more than 60 vehicles on site available to test-drive, from plug-in and self-charging hybrids to fully electric vehicles.

There are no sales at the site, which is specifically an innovation, information, and educational centre.

You can also learn about the different types of charging and generous government tax and grants available if you're thinking of moving to electric.

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